The following piece was written by Dr. Sahil Mehta and Brian Wu. Sahil and Brian are advisors for MedSchoolCoach, a medical school admissions consulting company. Sahil has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former admissions interviewer for Columbia University. The medical school interview is an essential step toward gaining a medical school acceptance. We wanted to share with you some of the things that make a great medical school interview! A Great Personality Combined with Great Stories You want your personality to shine during the interview. It is best to show off your best traits during your answers by showing enthu ... Read More About 3 Ways to Excel During Your Medical School Interview
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Rosa is a Seattle tutor specializing in History, Writing, AP English, and more. She graduated from Washington State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Check out her review of her alma mater: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Rosa: Washington State University is located in the small college town of Pullman, Washington, making it ideal for walking, biking, and taking the bus to campus ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Washington State University?
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Brittany is a Miami tutor specializing in Algebra, MCAT prep, Chemistry, and more. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Check out what she had to say about her alma mater: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Brittany: Penn is like a bubble in the middle of an urban setting. It’s only 15 blocks or so from Center City (downtown) but has its o ... Read More About Should I Go To University of Pennsylvania?
It’s no secret that the college application process can be quite overwhelming. However, provided you plan ahead and understand what tasks you must complete, you will finish in short order. Take a deep breath and address one aspect at a time. Note all dates and deadlines Perhaps the most critical attribute of the college application process is organization. Submitting an application after its due date is simply not an option, so you must remain informed about approaching deadlines. To do so, create a chart where you clearly record the dates by which all paperwork must be received by your prospective colleges. Remember that the applicati ... Read More About 4 Tips to Manage the College Application Process
The following piece was written by Liz Perelstein. Liz has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is the Founder of School Choice International. There are many reasons you may consider changing your child’s school, but often, parents don’t act on these instincts. Many parents are afraid to trade the devil they know for the one they don’t know. Even though a child may be unhappy, struggling academically, or feeling under-challenged, parents typically are worried about their child’s transition. If the child is not thriving, parents often think it could be worse in a different environment. If a ... Read More About Should My Child Transfer Schools?